ID: ant like critter running in and out of my rocks?

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by jepoy, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    No pictures, sorry.. i just saw it flash in and out of my rocks. It moved so quickly that the best way i can describe it is that it looked like a translucent ant. My guess is amphipod? Can anyone confirm or give another guess? Thanks!
  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Some kind of pods

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  3. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member


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  4. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I couldn't get a pic.. i just saw it run in and out of my rocks.
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  5. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Yeah... maybe pods!

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  6. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I sure hope so. I just googled amphipods and they do look like what i saw. My only worry now is that I read somewhere that bigger amphipods can develop an appetite for zoas... and the critter that i saw was actually in my zoa garden rock (although i don't have much of a garden yet lol).
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Don't worry until there's problems to worry about. Totally normal to have lots of different types of pods.
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  8. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

  9. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Great advice! This is what happens when you watch too many videos and read too many forum postings about reefing lol. Thanks for the tip!

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